More plans and choices on the way or perhaps consolidation to make the selection easier? More access to physicians with more contracts? Hopefully contracts the physicians will acknowledge and be able to afford. BD
SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a competitive process, the California Health Care Coalition (CHCC) announced today that it has selected Blue Shield of California as its exclusive health plan partner to improve the quality and affordability of hospital and physician care in California. CHCC currently represents 43 public and private sector employers, unions and trust fund member organizations, with a combined membership of 3 million Californians (see attached list of CHCC member organizations).
Blue Shield and CHCC will work together to develop HMO and PPO networks that meet purchaser expectations for health care that is safe, effective, efficient, patient-centered, and fairly priced. Blue Shield will also provide access to wellness and other prevention and care management programs that improve health and help to reduce costs. CHCC member organizations will be able to decide if, when and how to offer these HMO and PPO networks to their own plan beneficiaries.